The Coal Diamond
By Shirley Lauro
Directed by Liv Goff
A one-act produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre as its entry in AACTFest 2015.
Synopsis: “The time is 1955, the place a Missouri insurance company office on the hottest day of the year. It is lunchtime, and four women employees gather for their daily session of gossip and bridge. The senior member of the group, a wisecracking supervisor who is deferred to by the others, is scornful of an absent colleague, but affable towards the new employee who has volunteered to make a fourth for their game. As the cards are dealt, and sandwiches devoured, small talk abounds—leading, inadvertently, to the unsettling revelation that the man the "new girl" is presently engaged to was once the fiancé of the spinster supervisor. Subtly the mood changes: Pride of place is now suddenly challenged; the supervisor turns sharp and vindictive; the young employee is wary that she may have damaged her hopes for advancement; and the other ladies gloat over the glimpse into a past which, until now, their supervisor has kept safely hidden.” - Dramatists Play Service
Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at 2015 AACT Festival
Performances: February 19 - April 20, 2015
Wisconsin AACTFest, February 19-22, 2015, Al. Ringling Theatre, Baraboo, WI
This production was selected to travel to the Region III Festival April 16-20, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI.
Unfortunately it was not the one production from Region III Festival selected to advance to Nationals, June 23-28, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI.
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